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Sexual Assault

Investigation Reveals Sexual Misconduct Charges Against California Physicians Increase Substantially

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times published in August 2019 claims that complaints related to sexual misconduct by California doctors have risen by 62 percent since 2017. California’s state medical board received over 11,000 complaints against surgeons and physicians between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. That was the highest number in [...]

By |2019-12-25T07:22:29-08:00January 10th, 2020|Sexual Assault|

Holding the Boy Scouts of America Accountable for Allegations of Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse by Scout Leaders

The rumors are circulating again that the Boy Scouts of America is considering filing Chapter 11 as the number of lawsuits against the organization grows. The organization is facing escalating legal costs related to allegations that the organization was negligent in handling allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse by Scout leaders. Many people [...]

By |2020-01-09T06:33:31-08:00January 6th, 2020|Sexual Assault|

Uber and Sexual Assault — Report Highlights Serious Danger for Uber Passengers

Ridesharing is promoted as a convenient, safe, affordable, alternative to other forms of public transportation. Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies offer drivers a way to earn extra income by using their private vehicles to transport passengers who request rides through the rideshare app. However, the companies have been plagued with problems over the [...]

By |2019-12-24T06:02:19-08:00December 27th, 2019|Rideshare Accidents, Sexual Assault|

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Updates Clergy Sexual Abuse List

It seems each day that new allegations of sexual abuse against members of the clergy surface. Allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Roman Catholic Church clergy continue to plague the church. In addition, allegations that the church turned a blind eye to the abuse have resulted in numerous lawsuits against the Catholic [...]

By |2019-12-07T09:13:05-08:00December 7th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Patients of former USC Doctor Dennis Kelly Have Additional Time to File Claims of Sexual Assault

A class action settlement is pending regarding allegations against the University of Southern California (USC) and Dr. George M. Tyndall. Once approved, the class action settlement resolves the claims of women included in the class action lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall for sexual assault while they were students at USC. However, the class action lawsuit does [...]

By |2019-11-13T14:48:17-08:00November 13th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Changes to California’s Deadlines to File Sexual Abuse Claims and Sexual Assault Claims

California has led the way in changing its laws to allow victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault the time they need to seek justice from their abusers. Changes in California statutes of limitations for sexual abuse cases have opened the door for additional victims to file civil lawsuits for sexual assault claims and sexual [...]

By |2019-11-06T08:33:40-08:00November 6th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

USC Students Have Additional Time to File Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Campus Doctor

On October 2, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1510 into law. The new law gives victims of some sexual assault lawsuit cases an additional year to decide whether they want to pursue civil action against certain physicians for sexual assault. The law does not apply to all victims of sexual assault, nor [...]

By |2019-11-05T11:59:45-08:00November 5th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

What Do Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse in California Need to Know About Assembly Bill 218?

Post Updated: November 6, 2019 to reflect changes in current laws Adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault often face enormous challenges as they deal with horrific acts inflicted upon them as children. One of those challenges is holding their abusers accountable for the acts of abuse and wrongdoing. California lawmakers have recently enacted [...]

By |2019-11-06T09:10:36-08:00October 15th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Is It a Case of Massage Envy Inappropriate Behavior or Complete Negligence and Willful Misconduct?

The number of women alleging incidents involving Massage Envy inappropriate behavior continues to increase. BuzzFeed News investigated several reports of women who alleged they were victims of sexual abuse and Massage Envy inappropriate behavior. The report in 2017 concluded that the popular massage chain was more interested in protecting its brand than it was in [...]

By |2019-10-15T16:18:59-07:00August 28th, 2019|Massage Parlor Abuse, Sexual Assault|

New Law Increases Time to File a Civil Lawsuit for Sexual Assault in California

Sexual assault leaves scars that never heal. Even though the physical injuries sustained from sexual assault may heal, the emotional and mental injuries caused by sexual assault can last a lifetime. California has taken an important step in ensuring sexual assault victims can hold their abusers accountable for their actions. A new law in 2019 [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:27:42-07:00April 26th, 2019|Sexual Assault|